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Kurdistan Region records highest single-day COVID-19 cases in 2021

  2021-07-18  | 
 Zhyan News Network
File Photo - A healthcare worker speaks to a patient in a hospital in the Kurdistan Region Iraq
 Zhyan News Network

SULAIMANI – The Kurdistan Regional Government's (KRG) Ministry of Health said on Sunday (July 18) that it had officially recorded the highest-single day COVID-19 cases in the Kurdistan Region in 2021 with 1,456 cases in the past 24 hours.

566 of the cases were recorded in Erbil governorate, 541 in Sulaimani, 284 in Duhok, and 41 Garmian Administration, 14 in Raparin and ten in Halabja, according to the ministry. 

Six of the coronavirus-related patients died and 651 patients were recovered from the contagious lung disease in the same time span.

There has have been spikes in the COVID-19 cases in the Region and Iraq in recent weeks. Authorities blame the people on lack for adherence to protective measures. 

Overall, there have been 203,590 officially-logged cases. Out of that, 186,238 have recovered and 3,580 have died.

The Kurdistan Region recorded the first coronavirus cases on March 1 last year and the cases were climbing before declining to just few tens.

The highest daily infections were logged on October 27 with 1,597 cases.

The numbers may be an undercount due to limits in tests and not all patients and death are logged.

(Zhyan English)